Reed City senior eyes banner golf season

REED CITY — Senior Jared MacKellar and the Reed City Coyotes golf team are hoping better weather and more opportunities on the course will give the squad a chance to show its real stuff in upcoming days.

Weather permitting, the Coyotes were scheduled to have a league match on Tuesday at Fremont. They’ll make up a match against Manistee on Thursday at home.

“We’ll go from snow to rain,” said Reed City coach Todd Dew. “But you can play in the rain. We were able to practice last Thursday. The course was closed Saturday through Wednesday. It was just bad weather. We’re all in the same situation. Once it gets nice we’ll play a lot of golf.”

It’s MacKellar’s fourth varsity season. He was second-team all-conference in the Central State Activities Association (CSAA) last season, averaging 86 strokes per 18 holes. It was his best high school season. He went to the regionals during the postseason He played a lot during the offseason and hopes to be improved enough to qualify for first-team all-conference honors this season.

MacKellar’s aim for 18 holes is to average in the low 80s this season.

“Keeping it in the fairway and my short game,” is what MacKellar said he needs to focus on. His long irons are strong.”

He’s hoping to be playing his best golf by midseason.